1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Granger

William Davis, "Granger's Biographical History of England" Bibliographical and Literary Anecdotes (1814) 36-37.



For the Copy right of the first edition, 1769, Mr. Granger received 50, as also 100 Guineas afterwards, for the Supplement. Twenty-five copies of the Quarto Edition, were printed on one side only, and of the Octavo Edition, twenty copies, in the same manner. Tom Davies, the Publisher, in a letter to Granger, says "The Bishop of Gloucester (Dr. Warburton) has bought the Book, which he calls "an odd one"; this is praise from him, for if he had not an intention to peruse it, he would have called it a sad Book."